The Patio at Café Brauer

Experience Beauty and the Feast at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Dine and drink waterside at Chicago’s most scenic al fresco restaurant and bar: the Patio at Café Brauer.

The Patio is located just south of the main zoo grounds beside Café Brauer (2021 North Stockton), an historic Prairie School-style landmark. Overlooking the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Patio offers unparalleled views of this restored prairie ecosystem and the Chicago skyline.

Savor chicken quesadillas, a hummus trio, fresh salads, flatbread pizzas and specialty burgers. Sip cocktails, craft-brewed beer (including Goose Island Brewery’s Boardwalk Blue, a blueberry-infused golden ale exclusive to the Patio and Goose Island Brewpub), wine and soft drinks. Drop by for a relaxing weekend brunch. Experience the Patio at Café Brauer: a slice of paradise in the heart of the city.


Patio Hours

September 2–October 5

11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.


The Patio takes reservations for parties of up to eight guests between 5–8:30 p.m. Please contact to make a reservation.

Patio at Café Brauer Menus

Lunch and Dinner
Weekend Brunch